Welcome to the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting website.

The “SOS: Support Public Broadcasting” Coalition is a membership-based coalition representing unions, NGOs, CBOs, community media, independent film and TV production sector organisations; academics, freedom of expression activists and concerned individuals.

The vision of the SOS Coalition is to create a public broadcasting system dedicated to the broadcasting of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated public programming committed to deepening South Africa’s Constitution.

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Latest items

Letter to Minister of Communications: On Why South Africa Needs Conditional Access

Date submitted: 26 January 2015
Letter to Minister of Communications: On Why South Africa Needs Conditional Access

We do not need to belabour the urgency with which the broadcasting digital migration project must be launched and concluded. With the June ITU ...Read more

Liars Never Prosper

Date submitted: 17 December 2014
Liars Never Prosper

Pleased as we are to see her exit from our public broadcaster, we are, nevertheless, dismayed and saddened that she chose to drag this matter ...Read more

End of the Road for Tshabalala’s Deception

Date submitted: 3 December 2014
End of the Road for Tshabalala’s Deception

Today, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Commuications conducted a formal inquiry into allegations that SABC Board Chairperson, Ellen Zandile ...Read more

Letter to Minister of Commuincations Concerning Conditional Access for Set-Top Boxes

Date submitted: 27 November 2014
Letter to Minister of Commuincations Concerning Conditional Access for Set-Top Boxes

We are concerned about the future of free-to-air television in South Africa if a conditional access system is not implemented in set-top boxes ...Read more

Set-top boxes the new e-tolls? Tell USAASA why we need free STBs for all!

Date submitted: 21 November 2014